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FOX
Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
been released. >>> president obama is expected to push for stricter laws on guns. fearful of looming gun control measures thousands today packed a gun show. joins us live to tell us some of the trends at this event. ali. >> organizers say attendance was doubled what it was last year with 4000 people coming through the front entrance and it was items like this, all types of ammunition. >> would you like to sign up for the nra. >> told us they signed up about 200 new members this weekend as people walked into the code of the west gun show. they attribute to the debate on gun control. >> the obama administration and they are pushing for gun laws and then the california state legislature has a massive amount of gun laws. >> tom coal today said an outright ban on assault weapons isn't likely to pass the senate. >> i don't think they are. >> but some gun owners worry about changes at the state level. last week california democrats unveiled gun control bills. gun owners say that idea is driving up prices. >> 500 rounds, right? >> and how much did this cost you? >> $500. >> is that m
FOX
Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama, if you are serious about improving climate election missions you need to say no to the xl pipeline. >> reporter: president obama faces a dilemma billed the pipeline and he angers residents. don't billed it and he earnings our neighbors to the north. in his state of andon address the president said that he would take executive action to curb climate change, if necessary, but was quiet on the keystone pipeline. >> if he approved this pipeline, it would go counter to his efforts around climate change. >> supervisor john avalos is calling for the san francisco to divest from oil companies and it's says the momentum is with climate change movement, the evidence was billed as the largest ally ever today on the issue. >> reporter: with this rally comes shortly after the state of the union address in which the president talked about climate change, but the protesters say that today's rally was time for presidents' day weekend hoping to get the president's attention. in san francisco, ken pritchett. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the recent earth fly-byes of an meteor and asteroidam at s
FOX
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
set for chu to leave the administration. president obama has not yet indicated who he will nominate as chu's replacement. >>> the city of oakland placed a milestone. the 77th mile of lake merritt opened in 140 years. it's all part of a plan to connect the merritt to san francisco bay. >> it's going to make in area instead of a barrier a central place where people will come. >> reporter: the money came from measure dd which was approved by oakland voters back in 2002 to complete the first phase of the project the 12th street dam, culverts and pedestrian tunnels were all removed. the next phase involves demolishing culverts underneath tenth street. the project also includes a new path way and restored marsh land along a portion of the lake merit channel. >> i think it's going to become in and of itself this whole walk is going to become a bay area destination that everybody is going to love. >> reporter: the project will also improve the water quality in lake merry. tidal flow is expected to increase by about 50%. the city of oakland is also planning a big celebration in june when the
FOX
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
working for the government in one shape or form. >> these cuts are rock. >> president obama went to virginia country to blame it on conservative republicans. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes. >> i don't think the president is focused on finding a solution to the sequester. >> house speaker boehner criticized the president and blamed is that the democrats in memorable language. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> there is more talk of the cut's impact than of last dip ditch solutions to avert them. in washington, emilie submit, ktvu news. >> in anticipation of the budget cuts, the department of homeland security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails. defense secretary says there is only so much i can do. i'm supposed to have 4,000 detention beds for 'em game huh do i pay for those. the cuts are set to take effect on friday. the effects of t
FOX
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
providing arms to opposition groups in syria. president obama decided not to arm the rebels and that he supported that decision. johnjury room -- john mccain said the president should have followed the advice. >>> a hearing took place today for president obama's nominee to be the next director of the cia. it was interrupted several times by demonstrators. they demanded lawmakers st the drone program. he is believed to play a leading role in the drone program. >>> we are going to find him. you can't have this many people looking for you and not be found. >> we are monitoring the police hunt for chris dorner who is wanted for killing three people, including police officer. >> as promised, democrats unveiled a long list of gun control bills. hear how a bay area city played a key role in the announcement. the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple. deposit a check with a photo. pay someone with an email. and bank seamlessly with our award-winning mobile
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
it comes out. >>> president obama is taking his message from last night's state of the union address on the road. find out where the president is headed and what republicans are saying in response. >> all right. if you're looking for love without blowing your budget, baltimore is the perfect place. find out why clarm city rank -- charm city ranks. >> find out how to create a loving atmosphere with some food to put you in the mood. >> we're already seeing winter showers across maryland. if you're a snow lover, we may be breaking your heart.
FOX
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
once with a led pipe. >>> president obama brought his push for gun control to minnesota today. he met with leaders in minneapolis on what the city has done to reduce gun violence. he is promoting a ban on assault weapons. he want to strengthen mental health screenings for gun buyers. >> john kerry reported for his first day on the job. john kerry received a cheering ovation today. he paid tripute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and trie -- tribute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in benghazi last year. >> i pledge to you this, i will not let their bravery be obscured by politics. >> secretary of state john kerry takes over for hillary clinton and he said i have big heels to feel. >>> the government plans to file charges over the mortgage crisis. it involved s&p's ratings. the government said they over rated the debt and helped fuel the financial crisis. they say they didn't do anything wrong. >>> on wall street today stocks had their worst day of the year. the dow is down 129 to 13,880. the nasdaq is down 47 at 3,131. the s&p is down 17 at 1,495. >>> national
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
president obama honored the six adults killed in the newtown shooting massacre with the presidential citizens medal. the president presented the medal to the family members of the six educators. he read their names one by one saying they gave their lives to protect the children in their care. today's ceremony honored 12 other americans. >> in marin county dozens of people lined up to redeem vouchers. the vouchers were issued after most of the sun allocated for the buy back ran out. the district attorney tells us when all the vouchers are redeemed the county will have paid out more than $100,000. >> we're very thankful to our community here that's willing to recognize that there are perhaps too many firearms that aren't needed in homes and we've got those now out of the homes and hopefully off our streets. >> authorities paid $200 for semiautomatic and long guns and $100 for other guns. the money comes from the county's safety net fund along with contributions. >>> the city council in oakley has voted to ban the sale in residential areas. the city still has an ordnance pr
FOX
Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
do more. >>> president obama plans to meet with leaders to discuss the spending cuts friday. the white house press secretary said it will be a chance to discuss how to keep the cuts from damaging the economy. it will be a chance about how to cut spending without raising taxes. stocks rose today on evidence housing is recovering. the dow is up 175 to 14,075. the nasdaq is up 32 at 3,162. the s&p is up 19 to 1,515. >>> today pg&e announced it is partnering with san francisco on a $1.2 billion program to upgrade the gas and electric infrastructure. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live in san francisco with details and also the controversy. tom? >> reporter: yeah. it will cost a lot of this. in fact this program is centered in san francisco, and next year every pg&e customer will pay more if the plan is amoved. >> reporter: the $1.2 billion plan was shaped by pg&e and the mayor's staff to maximize the needs for reliability, safety, growth and emergency response. adding new and relocating some existing power lines. upgrading major substations, replacing street lamps and many miles
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
been around for 100 years files for bankruptcy again. >> president obama hits the links with tiger woods. why you won't see or hear much about this high profile event. >>> readers digest filed for bankruptcy for the second time in four years. the parent company filed for chapter 11 in an effort to cut down on $465 million debt. they have been around for 91 years. but it is one of many falling on hard times as more and more people use their computers. he sells 20 copies of readers digest a month. >> most customers like to buy paper instead of online. we have a good customer and we are doing good. >> they filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and emerged a year later. this time they hope to emerge in four months. >>> president obama will receive a high honor next month. israeli president shown here will award the president the presidential medal of distinction. he will be the first u.s. president to receive that award while still in office. the obama administration has been pushing pushing for a freeze of new israeli settlements. >>> frustrated about the lack of access to golf. president obam
FOX
Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama on down. >> >> in the gun control debate, nra came out strongly against a proposed assault weapons ban. >> if you limit the american public's abscess to this, you limit their ability to survive. if someone is invading your house, you should have what you need to protect yourself. not what some politician thinks is reasonable. >> >> mark kelly, former astronaut and husband of gabby giffords wants to get assault weapons off the streets to prevent shootings like the one that almost killed his wife. >> this isn't about the 2nd amendment any more. this is about public safety. we had 201st graders die in their classrooms because we don't have sufficient gun violence legislation in this country. >> >> president obama is taking his pitch for gun control on the road this week, starting with minneapolis. also, this week, house members plan to introduce a bill to make firearms trafficking a federal crime >> mandatory criminal background checks for every sale -- >> mayors against illegal guns produced this ad that aired during the superbowl. it features a sound byte from 1999 when the nra head
FOX
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
lawsuit that is trying trying to lock the obama administration from taking over the property rented by the harborside health sister. they filed procedures in october against harborside landlord on the grounds of selling marijuana violated federal law. the city claims they operated within laws. the judge found oakland had no standing in the case. the trial could start in a few months. >>> the man accused of plotting to blow up a bank was in court today. matthew llaneza is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. he was in court today for a bail hearing. he was granted a continuous for next month. matthew llaneza was arrested friday as part of a 20 month long -- 2 month long fbi sting. he tried to detonate a fake car bomb outside of a bank of america branch. >> authorities announced they have identified the remains of chris dorner. identification was made through dental records. the sheriff's department spokeswoman didn't give a cause of death. chris dorner's remains were found inside a cabin which burned to the ground after s.w.a.t. teams tossed tear gas in. he is bel
FOX
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
plans to walk out or strike. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama is expected to sign legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling. they passed a bill that exends the ability to borrow new -- extends the ability to borrow new money. the measure suspends the $16.4 trillion debt limit and requires congress to pass is a budget by april. >>> judge in san francisco heard arguments on a motion to throw out the city of oakland's lawsuit. the feds want to sees the property because they say it is in violation of the controlled substances act. the city sued saying it would create a problem for people who need marijuana to treat their medical conditions. the judge did not indicate when she would rule on the motion. >>> this is not your grandfather's world, still ahead. >> get to know them better. >> some children take on police officers on the basketball court. but it wasn't all about hoops. the bigger message game. >>nd how much womber can the temperatures -- warmer can the temperatures get and will it last into your bay area weekend? i am back here in 10 minu
FOX
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
harmful. >> president obama today continued to push congress to reverse the automatic spending cuts agreed to in 2010. without action those cuts go into effect friday. ktvu's scott mcfarlane tells us there are some who are in favor of the cuts. >> reporter: hospital workers protesting saying they will lose jobs. but this week in washington it is school principals saying the budget crisis will take a meat ax to local schools leading to teacher furloughs and larger class sizes as early as next year. >> that impact said our kids and -- impacts our kids and student learning. >> reporter: $85 billion in cuts. critics say the white house is exaggerating the impact of a cut in government spending to scare americans and score political points. >> we have to inform the american people what might happen, what will happen if congress refuses to do the right thing here. these are facts. >> reporter: there are supporters of the budget cuts who would like to see the government save teaching jobs, but lop off more spending. >> we are in a fiscal crisis. and too little willingness to address it. yo
FOX
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
inside that package. >> we're just about 45 minutes away from our live coverage of president obama's state of the union address tonight. the president is set to address immigration reform. he's expected to call on congress to pass gun control measures such as universal background checks. certainly we know the broad themes of president obama's state of the union address, now david stevenson reports on what people in the bay area want to hear. >> reporter: business is booming at just for fun. after a couple of bumpy years in which parents wouldn't even bring the kids inside. >> children would want to come in the store and there'd be the argument that they can't buy anything because they're fearful that their income may be affected. >> reporter: consumer confidence here is up after the worst recession since the great depression. he hopes president obama's state of the union address will focus on nurturing new and recovering small businesses. >> he needs to continue on the path of making it affordable for businesses. >> reporter: with the nation's unemployment rate at almost 8%, the pres
FOX
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
as mark zuckerberg has been known to rub shoulders with president obama. >> reporter: sightings of chris christie in the bay area will be rare as he isn't making public appearances. his main destination is for a party at mark zuckerberg's house. >> reporter: he says it is not surprising the facebook ceo is hosting this fundraiser despite mark zuckerberg attending a private dinner with president obama and holding a town hall with the president two years ago. >> not unusual when you think chris christie is not actually far right. he is not ron paul. that would be really change. and president obama isn't exactly far out on the left either. >> reporter: for chris christie the fundraiser with mark zuckerberg should scare off most competition in the race and sets the bar very high should chris christie run for president in 2016. >> he will be coming out. we will see marco rubio coming out and lots of folks. the atm in the bay area works on both sides of the ill. >> reporter: tonight comes -- on the aisle. >> reporter: tonight comes with protesters. around 5:30 p.m. they expect 50 people
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
famous game with another deadline looming for those massive automatic spending cuts. president obama said if congress can't get a deal done by march 1st -- >> they should pass a smaller package that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: but congress has done that once. in order to avid the fiscal cliff at new years, lawmakers agreed to push it out for two months. new that deadline is three and a half weeks away. there's no indication that lawmakers are close to an agreement. >> when washington is the biggest obstacle, we have a problem. >> reporter: there have been positive signs. for the first time since president obama took office, the federal deficit will drop below $1 trillion. last friday the down jones closed above 14,000 for the first time in five years. january brought modest job growth and drug dripping gains. for 10 scek tough months -- consecutive months housing prices have gone up. >> we sold 43 homes in the month of january, the best january since twief. >> reporter: the president warned congress to avoid self-
FOX
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
drove the markets up. >>> today president obama ramped up pressure on congress. surrounded by first responders, the president said that slashing funding would hurt the economy. >> this is not an abstraction. there's people who's livelihoods are at stake. their communities are going to be impacted in a negative way. >> the cuts which would trim $3.5 million over a decade are set to kick in next friday. senate leaders have proposed replacing the cuts with tax from millionaires but republicans reject any tax increase as a solution. >>> meanwhile according to our exclusive field poll the amount of registered california voters who disagree of the job congress is doing is slowly decreasing. 65% of voters say they disapprove and while they may soofia aleem -- may seem high it's actually the first time that number is over 60%. in it stark contrast here, president obama's job approval rating in california is the highest it's been since his first year in office. 62% of voters approve of the job he's doing. 5% say they had no opinion. >>> the hayward city count cy is expected to call for a mor
FOX
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
. reporting live janet o ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there's word obama administration will join the fight to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage. he said gays and lesbians should be treated the same under the law. the justice department may file a friend of the court brief. the deadline for filing such a brief is the end of this month. >>> the reason some tax returns are being delayed and what it means for those trying to file right now. >>> snow on mount diablo yesterday it was there this morning it's gone now. temperatures warmed up as much as 10 degrees today. how much warmer will it get for the rest of the week, i'll have the specifics. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ . >>> eve
FOX
Feb 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
mandatory spending cuts will begin march 1 and the obama administration says up to 70,000 children will lose their access to head start. officials say that they also -- that many people -- many day care centers, rather, may have to close earlier this school year and start later in the fall. >>> republicans are urging president obama to approve construction of a controversial oil pipeline that crosses the border with canada. the keystone xl pipeline would pump oil from canada's tar sands in alberta to the gulf of mexico for refinery. the obama administration rejected a permit for the line because an alternate route through nebraska was undecided. since then, a new route has been approved and republicans want the project to move forward. >> a harris poll released just a week ago showed that nearly 70% of americans support the keystone xl pipeline project. >> republicans say the project would boost the u.s. economy and help reduce the federal debt. opponents call the pipeline dangerous and say it would cause environmental damage. >>> the northeast once again bracing for another major snows
FOX
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
meeting takes place at the opera house on third street at 6:00 p.m. >>> tomorrow night president obama will deliver his state of the union address which the white house says will focus on so-called pocket book issues, things aimed at helping the middle class. among the issues is economic expansion for the middle class and how private sector jobs have grown for three straight years. but some economic researchers say the numbers don't paint the full picture. >> it has not kept pace with population growth. many people have left the labor force because they are no longer looking for work. >> president obama is also expected to talk about fighting gun violence and climate change. ktvu channel 2 news will carry it live tomorrow night. coverage begins right here with ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m., state of the union coverage at 6:00 p.m. and followed by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news at 7:30 p.m. >>> san francisco's efforts to raise money for america's cup fell $30 million short. today the mayor gave us his plan to come up with the money. ktvu's john fowler is live with why some
FOX
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
reattached. >>> president obama is scheduled to visit israel in the spring marking his first visit to the nation since becoming president. the trip was announced just today. according to the white house, the president and israeli president arranged the trip last month. he's attracted criticism for not returning -- the president has atracked criticism for not returning. >>> in an initial vote today, britain's parliament backed prime minister cameron to back same-sex marriage. the law would also allow civil partners to convert their partnerships into marriage. >>> same-sex partners of military members may soon get benefits. u.s. officials say defense secretary leon panetta is poised to extend some benefits. no final decision has been made on which benefits will be included. but the pentagon is likely to allow same-sex partners to have access to health and wellness programs. the change would come 16 months after the pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service members. >>> there was a bit of drama today on capitol hill during a hearing on immigration reform. protesters stood in the back o
FOX
Feb 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
. president obama says the cuts don't have to happen. the problem is republicans won't compromise. >> are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the top? >> reporter: louisiana's republican governor bobby jingle called it a political theater. >> families out there, businesses have had to tighten their belts, do more than less. we're talking about less than 3%. let's be clear about this. >> reporter: six weeks into his term as virginia senator, democrat tim cain has washington should go back to the basics. >> let's get rid of the gimmicks, get back to ordinary budgeting, just like what happens in every state capitol every year. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to vote on a measure this week to replace the cuts for another year, but with $85 billion at stake, there is still no deal in sight. >>> more details now on how the sequester cuts will affect us right here in california. the white house today estimated that defense spending would be cut to the tune of $469 million. that includes furloughs for workers. sc
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> missed it but then hit it. >>> coming up, president obama will discuss the issues facing our country. find out the president's talking points. >> be honest, is the school day beginning too early for students. what howard county is saying. >> parents, do you like one of your children more than the other? >> hey, weather wise, it is clear and come tonight -- -- and cool tonight. we have the details.
FOX
Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
president obama's effort is gaining bipartisan steam. for owners and ncra members are -- >>> some nfl greats are coming out in support for gun law reform. >> how many more? how many more street corners. >> how many more schools. >> reporter: emmitt smith, dion sanders and michael irving are just one of few players for the announcement. the group says on its website that it asking for common sense measures to ensure that law enforcement has the tools they need to put an end to gun trafficking. >>> you probably noticed gas prices here in california they have taken a big jump in just the past month. the aaa fuel gauge reports the statewide average now over $4 at $4.01 a gallon. driven up in particular by prices up in southern california. here in the bay area the average prices look like these. oakland $3.93 a gallon up 35- cents from a month ago. san francisco $4 a gallon up 32% and san jose $3.96 up 36- cents. >>> the u.s. postal service reports its lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year. that loss announced today is far less than the 3.3 billion that are loss for the
FOX
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
stepping down as u.s. energy secretary. in a letter to his staff he said he told president obama a few days after the election that he is eager to return to california. he outlined the agency easterl accomplishments over the last four years. chu said he'll stay on through the end of february and that he plans to teach and do research when he returns. >> we are live on bourbon street in new orleans where super bowl fever is really starting to heat up. a live report coming up. >> the first day of san francisco's nudity ban. what protesters did and how police reacted. >>> oh boy just 48 hours until kickoff and bourbon street in new orleans is just what you think it would be like. a wall to wall celebration. more and more folks are arriving for the game and the parties are in full swing. ktvu's ken wayne is right in the middle of it all right there on bourbon street. >> reporter: live from the belly of the beast on bourbon street. we are surrounded by ravens fans. they won't leave me alone. i'm trying to get away from the ravens fans. thank you very much. let's go this way. and we'll see i
CBS
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
the two sides don't sound close to a budget deal. president obama is warning the possible consequences the cuts could have. but daniel nottingham reports, the president is making the cuts sounds scarier than they are. >> president obama sounded the alarm to governors gathered at the white house about the automatic budget cuts set to kick in march 1. >> companies are preparing layoff notices. families are preparing to cut back on expenses. >> the white house layed out how the cuts will impact each state. in new york, 12,000 defense jobs cut. in missouri, 1200 students taken out of head start. and in california, 15,000 children won't get vaccines. president obama is putting the blame on congress. >> these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise. >> the president urged the governors to take a trip up pennsylvania avenue and talk to the lawmakers from their state about coming together to stop the cuts. >> so far, there are no signs a deal will get done before the friday deadline. >> really what we're saying is, just
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
hearing from the young people, what would they say to president obama. >>> and the footloose first lady. why michelle obama is going viral tonight. >>> and good evening. i'm dan harris. we'll get to david muir in iran in just a moment. >>> but we're going to start with the breaking news out of florida. a treacherous finale to a race at the daytona international speedway today. look at the video. cars colliding, getting tossed around like toys. pieces of them flying over a fence, injuring at least a dozen people, many of them fans. abc's linzie janis is on the story. >> reporter: one driver sparked a dramatic crash on the daytona track. >> and contact!
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
snow showers. >> up next president obama awards the nation. >>> in a state of the union address this week the president called on congress to vote on new gun control legislation and earlier today at the white house he presented the nation's second highest civilian honor to the sixth adult killed in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us. >> family members accepted the awards on behalf of the women among 18 people awarded the presidential citizens medal. the president told the audience it's citizenship that binds our nations together and captures americans' belief in something bigger than themself. >>> president obama's chief of staff will be a guest on this week's face the nation and joining us now its host bob schieffer, always good to chat with you. >> how you doing, derek? we've got plenty to talk to denis mcdonough about, that's for sure. >> the president had left washington right after the state of the union and is out using the bul
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
. but gay right advocates and president obama are calling for the organization to be more inclusive. just last week, a proposal was introduced to allow individual scout leaders and troops to decide for themselves. >>> the financial struggling u.s. postal service. more on the end of a 150 year tradition. >> no more mail on saturday. to save money, the u.s. postal service is ending saturday first class mail delivery beginning in august. many customers saw this day coming. >> i think it's probably long overdue. they have been having so many issues. >> i have been doing everything online for a really long time. so i don't think it's going to impact my world. >> over the past six years, the postal service lost $41 billion despite laying off 35% of its work force. >> it would be irresponsible for the postal service not to pursue this force. they are in a situation where we are obligated to make some tough choices and decisions. >> local post offices with saturday hours will still be open. mail carriers will continue to deliver express and priority mail as well as packages on saturday. >>
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
, certainly the other big story tonight, for all intents and purposes, president obama's second term begins in about one hour. that's when he will deliver his state of the union address. giving us an idea of his agenda for the next four years and the resistance on capitol hill. >> mr. president! >> we'll find out tonight. >> reporter: no hints from the man himself but it's clear that tonight's speech will focus primarily on improving the economy and creating jobs. >> everyone will see that if we work together that we really will have a robust future. we can build the middle class. >> reporter: on the opposite side of the aisle it's an appetite for deficit reduction and spending cuts. >> a second term offers a second chance. and if the president wants to regain the credibility he has lost over the last four years on each of these issues, he will start tonight. >> reporter: and an indication of america's bitterly divided politics, the president's speech will be followed by two responses. an official republican response from florida senator marco rubio and rebuttal to that rebuttal from kentuc
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
formal announcement will come tomorrow morning. >>> president barack obama took his state of the union message on the road today. he visited a north carolina car parts plant to promote the plan to revitalize american manufacturerring. he is teaching for funding to teach americans. >>> and national politics unfolding on the peninsula tonight. we are live in mobile 5. ken. >> reporter: yeah, hi. well, the president not the only politician on the move tonight. new jersey governor chris christie is in the bay area tonight. and in fact, he's having din we are mark zuckerberg at mark zuckerberg's home here. this is a fund raiser. in fact, he has been up and down the state in several days, mainly in beverly hills picking up cash because he's up for re- election in 2014. what's this got to do with mark zuckerberg? they got together back in 2010 when he and his wife made quite a sizable donation, about $100 million to new jersey schools because they were impressed with the reforms that chris christie had enacted. some of the teachers' unions not too crazy about the reforms and there are a numbe
CBS
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
premeditated murder. tina krause, cbs news. >> he will face the harshest penalties. >>> president obama says allen is retiring to address some family health issues rather than go forward with his nomination to be the next nato commander in europe. his wife is coping with some chronic health issues that include an autoimmune disorder. general allen was caught up, that caused david pee pennsylvania petreus. >>> surrounded himself with police and firefighters today while urging lawmakers to avoid $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. the white house wants a solution that including spending cuts and tax increases. but after agreeing to tax increases during the last fiscal cliff negotiations, many republicans are standing their ground this time around. >> let me be very clear and i say this to the president as i say it to you. these spending cuts are going to go through on march 1. taxes are off the table. >> believing it would force them to reach a budget deal, congress created this deadline. but lawmakers are on vacation this week and will have a few days to come to a deal when they get back
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
automatic spending cuts known as the sequester. president obama called on congress to pass the budget to postpone the deep reductions that would start march 1. >> good afternoon, everybody. i want to say a few words about the looming deadlines. >> creates economic growth. we shouldn't be having any of these problems at all. >> house speaker boehner says he doesn't want to know the temporary fix. if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit, some house republicans indicated they will let those steep automatic cuts take effect and those cuts, as you know, would take a big bite out of the military and domestic programs. >>> a new study finds drivers in the district have the worst commute in the u.s. this is, of course, around the d.c. area. and researchers at texas and a&m university found people waste more time and money than anywhere else in the country. l.a. came in second followed by san fran, oakland, new york city, and boston. as a whole, the study found americans spent $5.5 billion additional dollars and wasted an average of $818 per person just sitting in traffi
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
seen her for a year t. will be interesting if she talks some time soon. >>> president obama is getting ready for his annual state of the union address. the economy will be the focus of his speech, but he is touching on several other issues, including gun violence. derek mcginty is anchoring our state of the union coverage live from the u.s. capital. derek. >> lesli and anita, this will be the president's fourth message. what is new tonight, this is a president fresh off reelection at the peek of his political power. why there will be plenty of political theater tonight. the president's real agenda is moving his agenda. he wants to get things done. the economy and jobs, manufacturing, infrastructure. he'll focus on education reform and energy. the most controversial topic is likely to be gun control, where there will be plenty of guests from both sides of the issue in the house galleries and pointed out by the president as the speech goes on. that would be the political theater, i mentioned a few sentences ago. let's go to tara for the rest of our preview. >> president obama was
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> reporter: republicans are accusing president obama of meddling in bipartisan immigration reform plans after a draft of the white house immigration reform proposal leaked over the weekend. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? >> reporter: the white house is downplaying the leak saying the draft is only a backup if lawmakers don't come up with an immigration reform proposal. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> reporter: in the senate four republicans and four democrats are working on hammering out their own deal and are hopeful to have a bill ready by march. president obama has made immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. >> reporter: the administration's leaked profile would allow some illegal immigrants to become permanent residents within eight years, bo
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
secretary of defense. the standoff over one of president obama's most contention nominations came to an end when senators put the nomination up for a full vote. republicans held up the vote in part because of their demands for more answers related to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he will replace leon panetta. >> you heard about the debate over cell phones and whether they could cause cancer. you probably haven't heard about the steps a growing number of people that are worried about it are taking right now. kristin fisher is going to take us to a remote town in west virginia to meet some of those wireless refugees. >> eventually, seeing people using cellular phones may seem as common place as someone checking time on a watch. >> when cell phones first hit the u.s. market in the mid 80s, there were a few thousand subscribers. today, there are more cell phones than there are people. 322million. on top of that, 20 million americans now use wireless enabled laptops, tablets, modems, and that number jumped 50% in just two years. the invisible radiation that these wireless
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
:00. >>> president obama took his campaign to reduce gun violence to the midwest. in minneapolis today he asked for the public's help to push congress to take action. tara mergener has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he is also trying to reach minnesota gun originals as he works to rally public support for his -- owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who is listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to push his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines are already meeting a lot of resistance
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
mile procession from dallas. >>> president obama awarded a former army staff sergeant the medal of honor. he and 50 u.s. troops came under fire by hundreds of taliban fighters near pakistan's border in 2009. he now lives in north dakota with his wife and three kids. he will also be michelle obama's guest at the state of the union address. >>> a warning about a heart defect. >> might have one and you don't even know it. pepco's wireless smart meters. some customers say those meters are >>> irregular heartbeat, that's what several customers say they have been experiencing. after this new wireless meter was installed at their house. >> they are called smart meters and the majority of customers now have them. kristin fisher has been digging into this issue all day and kristen, how could these meters be bad for our health? >> well, the way these smart meters work is that they communicate with pepco wirelessly, which means they emit radio frequency radiation. the same thing as your cell phone. some customers believe that the radiation is causing some serious health problems. she has been
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
us now live from d.c. is the host, cbs chief washington correspondent, bob shaefer. even some obama supporters found themselves uneasy about this idea that is legal to kill american citizens, basically because the white house says okay, they're bad guys. >>> very concerned about this issue. >>> bob shaefer face the nation, sunday, thank you. >>> a connecticut toy company is hoping to cash in on a recent early release photo of president obama skeet shoot at camp david. created an action figure doll of the president holding a hunting rifle and wearing a play pi john t-shirt. >> equal opportunity, what do you call them? dolls. >> they pick on everybody. >> the schoolgirl thing, that's a little different. >>> okay, a couple things. you know what i did at noon today? i was at home. a little hot tea and i watched howard live on my ipad and it was fantastic. down load our news app and it has a weather app built inside. you can watch streaming video. it is perfect. >> you've been wishing you were in northeast. >> i talked to -- i have a lot of weather friends in the northeast right now send
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
report. >> in case there's a mistake. thank you. >>> well, tomorrow evening, president obama will deliver his fourth state of the union address to the union serving as a book end to the inaugural address. expect to hear issues like immigration reform and gun violence. but when the president stands before congress, his main focus will be on the economy. >> there is a core emphasis that he's always placed on big stephens and will remain the same which is into he had to make the economy work for the middle class because the middle class is the engine that drives this country forward. kpix 5 will air the state of the union address live tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. followed by a very special edition of kpix 5 news at 7:30. >>> wild goose chase might soon come to an end for the city of dublin. droppings from canada geese cover the dublin sports grounds off civic plaza. kpix reporter patrick sedillo explains the city has hired some four-legged friends to give chase. >>> reporter: we have had a herd of geese that have actually been growing throughout the years and the sports user group, th
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
commissioner roger goodell is responding to president obama's comments that if he had a soon he would think twice before letting him play football due to the risk of head and other injuries. >> at his annual super bowl news conference today goodell said player safety and health will continue to be a priority for the league and he says the game can be made safer and football can still be better. >> i started playing the game when i was in 4th grade tackle football in washington d.c. and i love the game of football and i started as a fan, but i wouldn't give back one day of playing tackle football. the benefits of playing football, teaching you the values, teaching you character, how to get up when you're knocked down, how to work with teamwork, they're extraordinary lessons in life that i use to this day. >> and the nfl commissioner will be one of the guests on this sunday's face the nation which will broadcast live from new orleans. joining us now live is its host bob schieffer. good afternoon. i know you're a sports fan and when you talk to roger goodell, i know you want to press him about
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
which side of the border you're on. >>> up next, president obama tries to turn up the pressure on congress to stop those automatic budget cuts just to take in effect exactly one week >>> we are hearing more today about the consequences that the congress cannot come up with a budget deal before the automatic spending cuts kick in, in just one week. an internal memo says visitors to our national park wills find fewer rangers and locked up bathrooms. the transportation secretary is warning he's going to have to cut air traffic controllers. that means big delays. today, president obama says it appears republicans are willing to let all that happen. >> their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations and they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts. >> but the republicans argue the cuts are being blown out of proportion. a statement from house majority leader says, it's not true that criminals will be let loose and nor will emergency responders be unable to do their jobs. >> a group of governors, including maryland governor met
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
friday, you could be paying the price. ((roll pkg)) p >>> president obama hit the trail to discuss the automatic spending cuts. >> reporter: president obama warned workers at virginia's newport news shipyard they may have to stay home without pay if congress doesn't step in to stop automatic spending cuts. >> this work along with hundreds of thousands of jobs are currently in jeopardy because of politics in washington. >> reporter: the cuts set to kick in march 1 will take a $46 billion chunk out of the defense department's budget. shipyard employees listening to the president are preparing for the worst. >> if i'm one of those i guess laid off, trying to figure out how i would continue to go and earn my money to pay for college. >> reporter: if the president and congress can't reach a budget compromise, it's not only big navy ship builders who will be affected. those automatic cuts are expected to trickle down. pedro alfonso employs 120 workers to install communications fiber. he has already been notified some of his government contracts will be put on hold. >> we thought sequestratio
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama presented the presidential citizens medal to the families of the six school staffers killed in the massacre. the award is the nation's second highest civilian honor. mr. obama wiped away a tear as he reflected on the victims' sacrifices. >> they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us. >> ever since the sandy hook massacre, the president promised to crackdown on gun violence. after the ceremony, mr. obama left for chicago to push his gun control agenda. >>> insult to injury, how even on land the cruise ship passengers ran into bad luck on their long voyage home. >> good for your heart, but not for your risk of cancer. the new information linking alcohol use to several cancers. >> it is the day after valentine's day but the high temperatures today it should be the day after easter. take a look at the numbers. 76 degrees for los gatos, 73 for palo alto. fairfield 73. san ramon 72. believe it or not it's going to feel a lot like winter soon. find out when the chilly change is coming coming up.
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
an inch. >> i like to talk about it. >> conversation would be the word. >>> president obama hits the road to push proposals he unveiled during last night's state of the union address. >> but up next the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight for more than 3,000 passengers on that crippled cruise ship. it's the nigh >>> preparationing being made in mobile alabama to receive that crippled carnival cruise ship being towed to port following an engine fire. passengers say conditions are disgusting with overflowing toilets and a stench making people sick. the passengers say the same crew last month says they were not surprised. during their trip they went to mexico to fix a recurring engine problem. >> they found out they did get the part, so then we were going half speed coming back which was probably about a four or five hour delay. >> we were only doing 20 knots. >> oh, my goodness. the gross crippled cruise ship is due in mobile tomorrow. meanwhile the national transportation safety board has launched an investigation into the cause of the engine room fire. >>> the winner is re
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
legally grounded. >> reporter: lawmakers recently got a look at a secret document explaning why the obama administration believes the strikes can also target americans who join with terrorist overseas. brennan was up for cia director in 2009, but withdrew his name from the consideration. the 25-year cia veteran was an executive in the spy agency when the bush administration used harsh interrogation techniques like water boarding. >> i profess my personal objections to it, but i did not try to stop it because it was something being done in the different part of the agency under the authority of others. they said that the drone strikes also kill innocent civilians. >> the drone program has been creating more enemies than what it has been doing. >> reporter: they will review the hearing testimony and vote on brennan's confirmation later this month. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> there were less than 50 drone strikes during the bush administration. under president obama, reportedly more than 360 strikes so far. derek? >>> it is time to pay up. the beneficiaries, maryland's s
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
intended to silence critics following her performance of the national anthem at president obama's inauguration. beyonce admits she sang along with a prerecorded track. >> i am a perfectionist and one thing about my i practice until my feet bleed. i did not have team to rehearse with the orchestra. >> reporter: beyonce posted super bowl rehearsal video and photos online. she says this performance will be different. >> i will absolutely be singing live. i am well rehearsed. and i will absolutely be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> reporter: prerecorded music at big events is nothing new. madonna and whitney houston both relied on recorded tracks to pump up their sound during their super bowl performances. many fans accept lip-syncing as part of the performance. >> i hope she gives us the real thing. i'd prefer the real thing. but i'm happy whatever she does. >> reporter: she won't be the only star at the super bowl. alicia keys sings the national anthem and the chorus from sandy hook elementary school in connecticut will perform america the beautiful before the ravens
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
, alabama. >>> president obama took his campaign to curb gun violence on the road today. his push on a new ban of assault weapons is meeting a lot of resistance. the president asked the public to help and pressuring congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something. we can make a difference. that's our responsibility as americans. >> the white house just released this photo of the president wax up his recent statement that he is familiar with fire arms and not an enny of the second amendment. >>> legalizing pot. democratic lawmakers from oregon and colorado could introduce the first two propoles as early as tomorrow. one could require growers to get federal permits. tore would create a federal marijuana tax. >>> an official clock now counting down to the opening of the new bay bridge. we will show you the big moment life on the new deck and hear what it means to governor. >>> exactly how fast did he pal? fall? new information about the death- defying leap from space. what's that? when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the ban
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
surge in home prices. the s&p 500 and nasdaq were also up. >>> president obama's trying to balance the budget right now. his sights are on a smaller deal in order to head off automatic spending cuts that kick in march 1. cbs reporter danielle nottingham explains from washington. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across-the- board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction, and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to come up with this budget instead of making indiscriminate cuts now t
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